Ken's interest in building engaging, constructivist learning environments, and a desire to find new opportunities for student-centred learning brings him to Royal Roads to work in the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies. Working in learning design and faculty development, Ken is eager to support applied and authentic learning. He keeps abreast of best practices for technology that enable rich collaboration and constructive environments. Most of all, he promotes the view that we are best able to learn through building relationships, not just with the material, but with each other.
Having moved to the world of higher education from a rich background in visual communications, Ken has many years of experience in post-secondary teaching and instructional design that inform his role as Associate Director. His master’s degree in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University gave him the opportunity to research strategies and successes in implementing social media in constructivist teaching practices. Ken also continues to teach, currently as an associate faculty member for the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads. Having been a 2017 Open Education Faculty Fellow with BCcampus, and co-author/editor of the open textbook Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals, Ken is a keen advocate for open educational practices in higher education.
- MA in Learning and Technology